5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kotka
— Few hours
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 1 night

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, thendon't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip planning site.

Seattle, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Kotka is 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Kotka hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Wed), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thentake a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, thenget engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Okra.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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